Smoking equality

By Science News Staff, 17:39 PM January 23, 2014

A study of tobacco smoking patterns reports that more men than women smoke in every country except Sweden. In some nations, the smoking disparity between the sexes is large. But smoking is on the rise among women in some countries, especially in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. The biggest increases in smoking among women from 1980 to 2012 were in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Tunisia.

Globally, smoking rates declined over this period, dropping from 41 percent to 31 percent in ...

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